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SIU Investigating Firearm Death in Toronto

Numéro du dossier: 10-TFD-226

Mississauga (24 octobre 2010) --- Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the firearm death of a man yesterday evening in Toronto’s west end. The SIU investigation to this point has determined the following:
  • At approximately 8:00 p.m. on October 23, 2010, two Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers went to an address on Dufferin Street in regards to an investigation.
  • There was an interaction between the officers and a man in the residence.
  • During the interaction, one of the officers sustained a cut to the face.  The 28-year-old man sustained at least one gunshot wound and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
  • Both TPS officers were taken to hospital for treatment.
The SIU has designated one officer as a subject officer and four officers as witness officers.
Five investigators and three forensic investigators from the SIU are looking into the details of this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529.

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342